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Resicast British Armoured Car
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Posted: Friday, November 07, 2008 - 05:25 PM UTC
Alan McNeilly provides an In-Box Review of the 1914 British Armoured Car, a new release from Resicast in 1/35.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks!
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Posted: Saturday, November 08, 2008 - 02:10 AM UTC
Hi James,

Thanks for sorting through all those pics and your assistance with the editing.

Al



A couple of pics that might be of interest folks.

If you are really feeling adventureous and want to pimp it up a bit -





Came across this one that might be more appropriate -



Al
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Posted: Saturday, November 08, 2008 - 04:40 AM UTC
Thanks for the review Al. I splashed out on this as an early Christmas present to myself- I deserve it. It arrived yesterday and I just glanced at the contents. I'll probably wait til the new year to start building -gives me some time to clear my work bench.
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Posted: Saturday, November 08, 2008 - 06:56 AM UTC
Hi Pat,

I'll look forward to you're build. It will require a clear workbench so I'll finsih my carrier builds before I think about starting this one. It will be good to see one in Irish colours, I'm leaning towards 'El Lawerence' myself.

Hope the review gives fair comment on the kit, I think it's a stunner, but feel free to add to this if you notice anything I didn't or diagree for that matter.

My Christmas present will be the QLR but I've got to work a few more Saturdays to pay for it lol, lol.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Sunday, November 09, 2008 - 06:20 AM UTC

I'll probably do a British one serving in Ireland like the one above and wait til next year to do one in Irish Colours.
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Posted: Monday, November 10, 2008 - 04:08 AM UTC
Hi Pat,

Another useful pic, thanks. Tyres look to be with a white rim!!

Al
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Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 04:11 AM UTC
hi
i totally agree with your review of the model. i have built quite a lot of resin models from various well established and less known manufactutres but this model from resicast in my opinion tops the list by far.
even the resin casting are as scale like as humanley possible the armour is thin and very realistically depicted and the detail is stunning the etched spoked wheels are as realistic as you can get.
all in all a dream kit
WE WANT MORE
alex
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Posted: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 08:51 AM UTC

Quoted Text

hi
i totally agree with your review of the model. i have built quite a lot of resin models from various well established and less known manufactutres but this model from resicast in my opinion tops the list by far.
even the resin casting are as scale like as humanley possible the armour is thin and very realistically depicted and the detail is stunning the etched spoked wheels are as realistic as you can get.
all in all a dream kit
WE WANT MORE
alex



Hi Alex,

Thanks for taking the time to post your thoughts on the kit, appreciated. Two more versions are planned for 2009 based on the 1914 model. The main difference being the turret.

It will be interesting to see if a WW2 version comes along in the future, but I understand that this would require a complete new kit as the armour spec, wheels etc would be different.

It was a brave and bold project by Resicast. Some additional pics from the build instructions showning the planned versions for 2009 and a couple of useful reference pics.







Cheers

Al
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Posted: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 - 07:53 PM UTC
Well done, Alan..

great review,,,and superb kit !!!!

In my acquisition list !!!

regards
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Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 04:50 AM UTC
Hi Marcos,

Thanks, you'll enjoy this one.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Thursday, November 20, 2008 - 05:31 AM UTC

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I'll probably do a British one serving in Ireland like the one above and wait til next year to do one in Irish Colours.


This probably what I will do with this kit if I ever get around to it.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 - 06:03 PM UTC
Hi Guys,

Not the 1914 version but I came across these last night:

From the LIFE Magazine collection taken in Egypt 1940



see background



The trucks look great too!!

Al
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Posted: Tuesday, December 02, 2008 - 10:48 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Guys,

Not the 1914 version but I came across these last night:

From the LIFE Magazine collection taken in Egypt 1940



see background



The trucks look great too!!

Al



And I was just going to link these in as well.... Amazing photos
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Posted: Thursday, December 04, 2008 - 04:11 AM UTC
Hi Jim,

Yip, siome great pics in LIFE magazine.

Al
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Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 07:19 AM UTC
Hi Pat,

Here's an interesting one. By the truck and order of dress I'd say this was early 39/40. Do you think the Rolls is the 1914 version? Could be in the 30s I suppose? The wheels are the upgraded type.



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Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 08:12 AM UTC
Could be the thirties allright. Look at the webbing 1908 pattern. Not sure of the Mk.

Don't you hate going on manouvres in the rain.
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Posted: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 08:36 AM UTC
Hi Guys, not often I post here but am always "lurking". I'm finishing an Armo lanchester at the moment and the Roll is in the pipeline for an Xmas pressie. Just thought I would post a link to another excellent site which has some useful info :
http://www.landships.freeservers.com/royce-royce_ac_info.htm
Not sure how I'll finish mine but I'm wondering about decals at the moment.
Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 - 02:51 AM UTC
Hi Pat,

Yip, 30s might well be right. Don't know the origine of the pic but the webbing looks right.

Paul,

Thanks for the link, I've put a live version here:

http://www.landships.freeservers.com/royce-royce_ac_info.htm

Not sure about decals, don't know if Graham has any planned or not.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Saturday, December 20, 2008 - 10:03 PM UTC
Hi Guys,

a few more pics.

This looks like the Bovington example getting some Royal approval



One for the Americans



Not sure if I posted this one before



Al
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Posted: Friday, January 09, 2009 - 07:15 AM UTC
Hi Guys,

Another useful link:

http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=rolls+royce+armored+car

some grand pics.

Al
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Posted: Friday, March 06, 2009 - 12:44 PM UTC
Hi Guys,

There is a build article by David Parker in the latest AFV Modeller issue No 45 for those who might be interested.

Al